Mystery Quotes

A lot of the fun lies in trying to penetrate the mystery; and this is best done by saying over the lines to yourself again and again, till they pass through the stage of sounding like nonsense, and finally return to a full sense that had at first escaped notice.

Anthony Hecht

The union of the Word and Mind produces that mystery which is called life...Learn deeply of the Mind and its mystery, for their-in lies the secret of mortality.

Joseph Addison

The great mystery is why robots come off so well in science-fiction films when the human characters are often so astoundingly wooden.

John Podhoretz

The sea never changes and its works, for all the talk of men, are wrapped in mystery.

Joseph Conrad

The solution, once revealed, must seem to have been inevitable. At least half of all the mystery novels published violate this law.

Raymond Thornton Chandler

All too often too often we try to push, pull, outline and control our ideas instead of letting them grow organically. The creative process is a process of surrender, not control. Mystery is at the heart of creativity. That, and surprise.

Julia Cameron

Expression is the mystery of beauty.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Relationship is a pervading and changing mystery...brutal or lovely, the mystery waits for people wherever they go, whatever extreme they run to.

Eudora Welty

A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.

Charles Dickens

Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man’s desire to understand.

Neil Armstrong

Perhaps a better title for The Da Vinci Code might be Much Ado About Nothing. When you boil away the hype and hysteria, all that remains is a pedestrian murder mystery that isn't sufficiently challenging or scandalous to raise anyone's hackles. It's preposterous, overlong, and saddled with a sloppy denouement that defines the term "anti-climax." The film's two big "surprises" are telegraphed early, and the ease with which they can be guessed (using the "conservation of characters" process) leeches the movie of a large measure of its suspense. Individual scenes are entertaining in their own right, but the production as a whole is a lumbering mess.

James Berardinelli

The mystery of existence is the connection between our faults and our misfortunes

Madame de Stael

“We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the sermon on the mount”

Omar Bradley

Where secrecy or mystery begins, vice or roguery is not far off.

Samuel Johnson

The only valid thing in art is the one thing that cannot be explained, to explain away the mystery of a great painting would do irreplaceable harm, for whenever you explain or define something you substitute the explanation or the definition for the

Henri Matisse

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